Reykjavik prices


1000 ISK = 7.79 USD

Reykjavik hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
24.93 - 46.74
47.02 - 89.54
62.92 - 175.59
136.58 - 196.47
39.73 - 416.03

Reykjavik hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
17.07 - 38.99

Hotel seasons


Hotels in Reykjavik generally consider the period between May and September to be the high season, though prices can be even higher in June and July. Many hotels drop their prices significantly during the rest of the year, so if the midnight sun isn’t important to you then you can save money coming between October and April.

Recommended hotels


Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Doubles from €120/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central 3-star hotel in Reykjavik

Recommended hostels


Reykjavik Hostel Village

Beds from €26/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central hostel in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is famously expensive, although it’s gotten a bit better since the 2008 currency crisis. Still, nearly everything you will want to do will cost more than almost anywhere else in Europe, or on the planet for that matter.

Hotels in Reykjavik can actually be reasonably priced if you shop early to find a good deal, or if you come outside of the main tourist season in summer. Shared bathrooms are pretty much the norm all over Iceland in the budget category, and you rarely even get a sink in the room, so get used to that. There are a few hostels in Reykjavik as well, which can keep from exploding your budget. Take note of the fact that most of the cheaper hotels and hostels are actually some distance from the city proper, so they may not be ideal even if they are cheap.

Food is quite expensive, as is any kind of alcohol. Think about the duty free shop on your way in and start off in your hotel room.

Most people only stay in the city for a day or two and then they circle the island in a bus or a rental car. Once outside Reykjavik prices do ease a bit, but the whole experience is so amazing that it’s hard to feel bad if you can afford it somehow.

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Reykjavik attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Blue Lagoon geothermal spa Iceland's most popular attraction is this spa located closer to the airport, so you have to get out there by bus or car. Prices here are for just the basic package. adults 54.46
National Museum of Iceland This museum also has good views of the city. adults 15.58
seniors 7.79
under 18
Whale watching boat trip These 3-hour excursions take you out to see whales and dolphins. adults 54.53
Hallgrímskirkja Church Tower Take the elevator up to the observation area for by far the best views in town. adults 7.01

Reykjavik transportation prices USD

Taxi from airport to city center 116.86
FlyBus from airport to city center 22.98
3km taxi ride in Reykjavik 9.35 - 14.80
Bus ride in Reykjavik 3.12
One day bus and museum pass 27.27
Weekly car rental (high season) 467.44 - 934.87

Reykjavik food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Breakfast will likely be included with your hotel. If not fast food is your best budget option. 5.69 - 10.91
Budget lunch Hot dogs are excellent, fairly cheap, and abundant in Reykjavik, but other casual choices are there. 6.54 - 12.46
Budget dinner If you want a proper sit-down meal the Icelandic cuisine tends to be pricey. Thai and other international options are cheaper. 14.80 - 23.37
Beer (pint) Look for happy hour deals or you'll pay at the top of this range. 5.06 - 9.35
Pizza for one Many places serve really good small pizzas that are worthwhile. 13.24 - 17.14

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Reykjavik facts

Population 120,000
Metro area 200,000
Time zone UTC+0
Currency Iceland kronur
Airports Keflavík International Airport (KEF)

Avg temps & precip


weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

Even though winter temperatures in Reykjavík aren’t nearly as cold as most people would expect for a place near the Arctic Circle, it’s still not a good time to come. It can be very windy and the days are very short, even if you don’t get great snow pile-ups. Summer is the best time to come, of course, with warm days and reasonable nights. Spring and fall are fine as long as you are dressed properly.

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